Hardy's second career Gold Glove makes him the third shortstop in O's history to win the award in consecutive years, joining CAL RIPKEN, JR. (1991-92) and Belanger (six straight, 1973-78). In 2013, Hardy led all AL shortstops in games (159) and double players turned (108) and also ranked in the top 4 in assists (2nd - 403), putouts (3rd - 230), total zone runs (3rd - 4) and fielding percentage (4th - .981). Hardy joins DEREK JETER (5), JIMMY ROLLINS (4), ALEX RODRIGUEZ (2) and TROY TULOWITZKI (2) as active players with multiple Glove Gloves as a shortstop.
Jones wins his third career Gold Glove Award after leading AL centerfielders in games (156), assists (11) and putouts (352) and ranking third in fielding percentage (.995). It is the third time in the last four seasons he has led AL centerfielders in putouts. He joins PAUL BLAIR (seven straight, 1969-75) as the only O's outfielder to receive a Gold Glove in consecutive seasons.
In total, six Orioles were finalists for the award at their respective positions (also CA MATT WIETERS, 1B CHRIS DAVIS and RF NICK MARKAKIS). The awards come on the heels of a season in which the Orioles set major league team defensive records with 54 errors, a .991 fielding percentage, and 119 errorless games.
The O's are the first AL team since the 2002-03 Mariners to win at least three Gold Gloves in consecutive seasons (Hardy, Jones and Wieters won in 2012). 2013 marks the 19th time the Orioles have had multiple Gold Glove winners in the same season, and their second consecutive season with three recipients (Hardy, Jones and Wieters won in 2012). It is the 10th time in club history the Orioles have had at least three players win a Gold Glove in the same season (also 2012, 1998, '76, '75, '74, '73, '71, '70 and '69).
Seventeen different Orioles players have earned a total of 67 Gold Gloves since the award was created in 1957, the second-highest total for any team (St. Louis - 84) and the most in the American League. The New York Yankees have 64 Gold Gloves in franchise history and the next closest team, the Cincinnati Reds, have won 53 Gold Glove Awards.